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7401 S Interstate 35, Georgetown, TX, 78626

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Phone Numbers:Online Showroom Hours:
  • Mon - Sun12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Sales Hours:Special Hours
  • Memorial Day Sales8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Regular Hours
  • Mon - Fri8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Service Hours:Special Hours
  • Memorial Day Parts7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Regular Hours
  • Mon - Sat7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Parts Hours:
  • Mon - Sat7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • SunClosed

Texas Vehicle Inspection FAQ

Texas car inspection FAQ

State Car Inspection & Emissions Testing

With routine car inspections and routine emissions checks, drivers can be made aware of any problems with their cars. In case your vehicle fails the inspection or the vehicle-emissions test, you will know it needs some immediate attention and probably some repair work. Car owners should make plans for the repair ASAP because it might endanger the reliability of the car and also lead to hefty penalties and even an invalidated registration. Therefore, it is always recommended to have your car checked by a competent technician a minimum of every 6 months to avoid all these problems. Some frequently asked questions on vehicle inspection are outlined here.

What is On-Board Diagnostics or OBD?

The OBD or On-Board Diagnostics, or OBD II is a standard computer system executed in all automobiles created in and after 1996. In other words, all the cars made in 1996 and after will certainly have an OBD system in them, which supplies information records on self-diagnosis of the vehicle often utilized by automotive specialists before performing any kind of automobile repair work.

Common Causes of a Failed Emissions Test

A car emissions examination can fail for numerous reasons because of malfunctioning car parts such as an injector, oxygen sensing unit, spark plugs and even an EVAP system. One of the more typical reasons is malfunctioning injectors. Either the injectors or a malfunctioning oxygen sensing unit can trigger a “abundant air-fuel blend” resulting in an unsatisfactory emissions test result.

If your car has a damaged ignition system, there is a higher chance that it might be the root cause of a boost in exhaust emissions. This, subsequently, can result in a failed vehicle-emissions examination.

Any kind of trouble or shortages in the EVAP system or evaporative exhaust control system can cause a problem in the handling of the gas vapor discharged from the automobile causing air pollution.

If your vehicle hasn’t gone through regular maintenance and the “check engine” light is brightened on the dashboard, your automobile may not clear the vehicle-emissions test.

What Do They Check for in a Vehicle Inspection?

A licensed examiner conducts a vehicle assessment at state-approved assessment stations only. This is what they will look for:

  • Front lights: headlight inspection to ensure appropriate operation, no cracked lenses or lamps, lights are the right color, are the same, and turn signals are operable.
  • Tail lights: Turn signals, marker lights, hazard lights, license plate lights, brake lights, reverse lights are operable, and no damaged taillights
  • Wheels and Tires: to inspect tire conditions for any type of signs of wear and tear and if there is a need for replacement
  • Mirrors: Make sure no mirrors are cracked, damaged or missing
  • Seat belts: to analyze safety belt condition and ensure they are securely working or need replacing
  • Brakes: an in-depth brake assessment to ensure proper brake response and if there are any kind of brake fluid leaks
  • Horn: ensure the horn is working correctly
  • Examination of suspension and shock absorbers

How Long Does It Take To Get A Safety Inspection?

Depending on the state, city, and area where the car tests are conducted, the vehicle safety inspection duration may vary. Nonetheless, for a majority of cars, this process generally takes an hour to 90 minutes.

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7401 S Interstate 35 • Georgetown, TX 78626

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